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Cyrtomium falcatum - (L.f.)C.Presl.
                 
Common Name Holly Fern, Japanese netvein hollyfern, Japanese Holly
Family Dryopteridaceae
USDA hardiness 8-11
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Naturalized on and by walls, among maritime rocks and in other shady places in western Britain.
Range E. Asia - Himalayas. Reported to be naturalised in parts of Britain.
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Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Half Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun

Summary
Form: Rounded, Spreading or horizontal.

Cyrtomium falcatum Holly Fern, Japanese netvein hollyfern, Japanese Holly


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Cyrtomium falcatum Holly Fern, Japanese netvein hollyfern, Japanese Holly
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Physical Characteristics
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Cyrtomium falcatum is an evergreen Fern growing to 0.1 m (0ft 4in) at a slow rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 9. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs)Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Habitats
Woodland Garden Dappled Shade; Shady Edge;
Edible Uses
None known
Medicinal Uses


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Anthelmintic.

The rhizome is used as an anthelmintic, chiefly for the expulsion of tapeworm[240].
Other Uses
None known
Cultivation details
Landscape Uses:Border, Container, Foundation, Ground cover, Massing, Specimen, Woodland. garden There is some uncertainty over the hardiness of this species, one report says that it is not frost-tolerant[200], whilst another says that it is grown a an ornamental pot plant in Britain and has been reported as becoming naturalized in this country[17]. Special Features:Attractive foliage, Not North American native, Naturalizing, There are no flowers or blooms.
Propagation
Spores - best sown as soon as ripe on the surface of a humus-rich sterilized soil. Keep the compost moist, preferably by putting a plastic bag over the pot. Germinates in 1 - 3 months at 20°c[164]. Pot on small clumps of plantlets as soon as they are large enough to handle and keep humid until they are well established. Do not plant outside until the ferns are at least 2 years old and then only in a very well sheltered position. Division in spring or summer[188].

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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